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Test levels constant - Not sure what it means

Hello everyone, I have just started a 45 gallon system and am trying to use fish-less cycling. The system has been running for a few weeks…

Started by Bastian Tock

0 Aug 1, 2018

How do you cycle?

I just noticed that with all the topics we have going, none are about the most mystifying topic of all - cycling your system.  How did you…

Started by Sylvia Bernstein

99 Jul 19, 2018
Reply by Dale Parker

Cycling issue- nitrites crashed

at 3 weeks, my cycling was going good.Then, my nitrites went from 4-5 down to 0 one day and my ph went to 6.0ish, but my ammonia stayed at…

Started by Jason

0 Jun 30, 2018

Managing pH during start up cycling?

Hello, Just started my AP garden last week and I cant seem to keep my pH down during cycling.   I started out w/ water thru a dechlorinatin…

Started by Robert Lawless

0 Apr 30, 2018

Should I lower pH before I start cycling?

Hi All, I'm Finally ready to start cycling. I've been testing the water daily just to get in the habit and my pH is consistently 8.2. Shoul…

Started by Loretta Uriarte

1 Jun 23, 2017
Reply by Yaacov Levi

No Ammonia, No Nitrite, No Nitrate, 7.4 ph

 Ok so I am working with my first AP system. 275 gal IBC as fish tank. 2' X 4' X 12" (11" media) times 2 Grow Beds. 2' X 4' X 10" (10" medi…

Started by Brian Ray

2 Jun 3, 2017
Reply by Brian Ray

High Nitrite problems

Hello I'm new to Aquaponics and still going through my cycling period. Well for two months now. I chose to do the fishless cycle. But I can…

Started by Heath Lambeth

4 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Aqua Dan

My first system

I just started my first fill and drain system. Everything seems to be working except the bell siphon. I'm using a 3/4 pvc up pipe and a 2"…

Started by Joshua Ellis

3 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Aqua Dan

Too much seaweed?

So I bought the small cycling kit for my first aquaponics setup.  It's a small system - 10 gallon tank.  The instructions said that I could…

Started by Alex

3 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Aqua Dan

Cycling status - need some feedback

Some information about my IBC based system  Fish Tank = 175 gallons Grow Bed = 80 gallons with automatic siphon working well. 1/2" tube wi…

Started by Khanaponics

27 Apr 27, 2016
Reply by Khanaponics


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